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Challenge the Wind (1991)

 -  Drama | Family  -  5 January 1991 (USA)
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Matt Harding is a boy in trouble on the journey of a lifetime. When a judge orders him to live with grandparents he's never known in a sleepy, farm town, his only plans are for escape. When... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Matthew 'Matt' Harding
Jay Jones ...
Grampa Harding
Katy Dickson ...
Maryanne
Leah Smith ...
Emily
Jay Collins ...
Billy Dale
Norma Smith ...
Grandma
Bill Dickson ...
Principal
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Robert
Paula Baxter ...
Teacher
Orin Frank ...
Sheriff
Tom Shankle ...
Barber
John Bateman ...
Preacher
Bill Blackburn ...
Coach (as William Blackburn)
Ken Howard ...
Police Officer
David Quirk ...
Thug #1
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Matt Harding is a boy in trouble on the journey of a lifetime. When a judge orders him to live with grandparents he's never known in a sleepy, farm town, his only plans are for escape. When he arrives at the farm, he begins to face the reality of his father's tragic death in Vietnam... and his own anger. Shunned by the townspeople, Matt runs up against the school's best athlete. But one day Matt finds he has a special gift... he was born to be a track star. With the gentle, but firm hand of his grandfather, the two spend hours everyday training. What Matt learns from his grandfather is much more than winning a race. It is competing in life and the words, "Run every race like it's your last race" would carry him far beyond the finish line. Written by Anonymous

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Mark Whittington is amazing
5 March 2002 | by See all my reviews

I was fortunate enough to track down a copy of Challeng the Wind online. I cannot begin to tell you how impressed I was with young Mark Whittington's portrayal of Matt Harding. He tackled the role with such tenacity. I look forward to seeing Mark in future roles. His depth as a dramatic actor is unmeasurable. I highly recommend this movie to anyone with a heart.


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